Suspected militants hijack postal service cargo in Manipur

March 23rd, 2009 - 7:31 pm ICT by ANI  

Imphal, Mar 23 (ANI): A postal service cargo, worth tens of thousands of rupees was hijacked by suspected militants of the Revolutionary Peoples Front (RPF) recently.

The RPF is believed to be an armed wing of the proscribed Peoples Liberation Army (PLA).

The incident took place when the postal van was on its way to the Head Post Office in Imphal. It was intercepted by four miscreants and taken to Nepram Major in Imphal.

The miscreants fled with around 51 parcels, which mostly included electronic items containing computer sets and Xerox copier machines addressed to an electronic shop in Imphal.

This is a very sad and unfortunate incident. Such incidents should not occur again as public depends on post office for sending letters and money. It will create problems and will be a fearful factor for everyone said L. Devendra Singh, a local.

Postal Service employees in Imphal condemned the incident. They sought better security for cargo carrying vehicles. (ANI)

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